Year: 2016

Black Hawks, brain injuries and disability

Chicago and Northwest Indiana were awash in a sea of red and black recently, with the Black Hawks bringing home their third Stanley Cup in six years. With all eyes having been focused on hockey, this seems a good time to visit a serious subject linked to the sport in recent years — the risk […]
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Can We Talk? You Bet We Can

On many disability law firms’ web sites, you click on a chat box and carry on a virtual conversation with a faceless representative at that firm. But keep this in mind: Is that person a lawyer? Probably not (especially if the word “advocate” is in the company title). Will I get to see a lawyer? Sure you […]
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Kidney Disease and Disability

Chronic kidney disease may be more common than you think. According to the National Kidney Foundation, 1 in 3 Americans run the risk of enduring kidney problems for a variety of reasons: diabetes, hypertension or family history among them. More than 26 million people already suffer from it, but many of us don’t realize it […]
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Saving Social Security

Another year, another political argument about Social Security. The demise of Social Security has been talked about for years, with actuaries from the agency now projecting that the disability insurance portion of the trust fund (vs. the part allocated for retirements) will run out of money in 2016 unless steps are taken to prevent it. Now a tug-of-war […]
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